Rose Mayes Griot Award

RAAHS Congratulates Rose Mayes – Griot Award Honoree

The Riverside African-American Historical Society, Inc. (RAAHS) would like to congratulate our former President and current Vice President, Rose Mayes, for receiving the Griot Award from the NAACP – Riverside Branch.  The Griot Award recognizes individuals who help preserve and record the history of African-American culture and heritage in the

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24:  The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Monica Morgan/WireImage)

The National Museum of African American History And Culture Is Six Months Old And Killing The Museum Game!

By Paula Rogo Essence Photo By Monica Morgan/WireImage The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture celebrated its six-month anniversary Friday, and the achievements from its inaugural half-year have been groundbreaking Click here for full article

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UC Riverside Ranks Among Nation’s Best in Promoting African American Student Success, Study Finds

By Teresa Watanabe Los Angeles Times Photo by Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times UC Riverside ranks among the nation’s best universities in promoting African American student success, a new study has found. Click here for full article

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23rd Annual 5K MLK Walk-A-Thon

RIVERSIDE, CA – The Riverside African American Historical Society, in partnership with the Martin Luther King Visionaries Foundation, is pleased to announce the 23rd Annual 5k Walk-A-Thon celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s theme is Dr. King’s Legacy Matters. The annual walk provides an opportunity

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Call for Proposals: AAAM 2016 Conference

The 2016 Association of African American Museums program committee is issuing a call for session proposals that explore the changing audiences of African American Museums. These proposals should put forth new, original, and leading-edge models and ideas that address the evolution of African American museum visitorship. We want to learn

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A Tribute to Unsung Heroes

The Riverside African American Historical Society held its 17th Annual Unsung Heroes Reception at California Baptist University on April 19th. The event annually honors community members who contribute time and other resources to the benefit of others, often without acknowledgement. This year’s honorees were: William Anderson, Mattie Louise Johnson, Cherie

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